Management System Certification

Management System Certification

Management System Certification

The certification of different types of contractual ISO Standard by independent Accredited Certification is known as management System Certification.

For Management System certification – First of all the organization will implement the ISO Standard in the organization and then contact to certification Body for certification.


What is a management system Standard and What exactly is a management system as per ISO standards?

 – it is a very common question for the new user organization who wants to apply for ISO certification for their organization or wants to implement the Management System Standard in the organization, as per Customer requirements or Regulatory Body requirements or for organization’s benefits etc.


The management system standards are the ISO standards, some of which are the contractual standard – which can be implemented in the organization for their specific purpose and which can be certified by independent Certification Body. for example, the followings standards are in common use as management System Standard – i.e ISO 9001 is known as Quality Management System Standard, ISO 14001 is Known as Environmental Management System Standard, ISO 45001 -is Known as Occupational Health and Safety Management System Standard, ISO 22000 is Known as Food Safety Management System Standard, ISO 27001 is Known as Information Security Management System Standard etc.


Some of the organization are interested to know that What is a company management system?

The Company Management System – when the Company implement the any ISO Standard in the organization and developed the documentation as per the requirements like Quality Manual for the implemented Standard, the Procedures of different Process & activities by integrating the requirements of ISO standard with organization business process is known as Company management system. Another way it can understand that – when the ISO stands requirements are Integrated with Business processes/ activities of the organization and the related documents developed by the organization is known as Company management System.


The effective management system or what is an effective management System? 

When the Organization implements an ISO Standard in the organization. The Requirements of ISO Standard are implemented in the organization after integrating with the organization’s business process and activities. The Standard SOP is developed for each process/activities of the organization. Each Process has some Inputs and Expected output. Where the Output of the Process meets the requirements of ISO standard / SOP / Customer Etc – Then it Know that the implemented Management system for the process/activities is effective.


The same way when all the requirements of implement ISO Standard in the organization – all the Process/activities – outputs meets the requirements implemented Standard as a whole. Then it is said that it is effective Management System 


Management System Lists 

There are many Management System Standards, which are being used by the Organization for Implementation and Certification. Also use by ISO Consultants for support to organization for Implementation, Developments of documentations. The Management System Lists is given below, which was most commonly used (But It is not Limited).


The Management System Lists are (given below)

ISO 9001:2015 – Quality Management System Standard

ISO 14001:2015- Environmental Management System Standard

ISO 45001:2018- Occupational Health and Safety Management System Standard

ISO 27001:2013- Information Security Management System Standard

ISO 22000:2018- Food Safety Management System Standard


Apart from these Management System Lists, there are so many other Management System Standards are also, used by the organization for implementation / Certification. Which can be checked with ISO Store



Some of the Management System Certification and ISO Standard with their requirements are given below. which can help the user organization (those who are Looking for implementation of ISO Standard and its certification) , ISO Consultants and Professional ISO Auditors to classify the different types of Management System and Management System Certification.



Quality Management System

ISO 9001 Standard is a Quality Management System Standard. This is also known as QMS. When the organization adopt ISO 9001 implementation in the organization and get ISO Certified. It can help the organization to improve its overall performance and provide a sound basis for sustainable development initiatives.



Why is ISO 9001 certification important?

ISO 9001 is a Quality Management system standard – ISO 9001 Certification is important because it has the following advantage to the organization. (but not Limited)

  • It provides the ability to consistently provide products and services that meet customer and applicable statutory and regulatory requirements.
  • Enhancement in customer satisfaction
  • addressing risks and opportunities associated with organization activities / Nature of work and objective of the organization.
  • Meeting Customer requirements consistently.
  • Process performance will be improved
  • Enhancement in the processes based on evaluation of data and information


So, when the organization will implement ISO 9001 requirement in the organization and get ISO 9001 Certification from CAB, the above advantage will gain to the organization.



What is an ISO 9001 certification?

ISO 9001 Certification is an activity, which is performed by Certification Body. When the Organization Implement the ISO 9001 Requirements in the organization. After Complete implementation and Conduct of Full Cycle Internal Audit and one Management Review meeting. Organization apply to Certification Body. 


The ISO Certification Body – will assign the Audit Team based on Competency required. The Audit Team will do the onsite Audit and submit the Report to CAB for review and Certification Decision. Once Certification Decision made by CAB, the ISO 9001 Certification will be awarded to Organization.




How much does it cost to get ISO 9001 certification?

The Cost to get ISO 9001 Certification – as such there is no fixed cost to get ISO 9001 Certification. But the generally the CAB, use Man-day rate for calculation of Cost of ISO 9001 Certification

 Man-Day Rate is calculated referring to the followings

  • Number of Employees
  • Number of Sites / Location
  • Scope of the Organization

Environmental Management System

The meaning of ISO 14001 is an Environmental Management System Standard – the main objective of this EMS Standard is Prevention of Pollution, Enhancement of Environmental Performance of the organization and Fulfillment of Compliance obligation (Legal requirements related to applicable Environmental regulations)



When the organization implements ISO 14001 -Environmental Management System will get the Following Benefits of ISO 14001 Certification.

  • Identify the Internal and External issues within the organization activities (Context) and take the action to mitigate any significant issues.
  • Identify the Environmental Aspects and do the Analysis of it its impact on Environment and take action to mitigate.
  • Select the Product and process considering the Life Cycle perceptive of the Product / Process/ activities. So that it maintain the ecological balance.
  • Maintain the Compliance of Legal Requirements related to Environmental regulations of National and International (As Applicable).
  • Enhance the Environmental Performance of the organization.



User of ISO 14001 Stands want to know is ISO 14001 a legal requirement?

ISO 14001 is not a legal requirement, but its expectations of society for sustainable development, transparency and progressively rigorous legislation, growing pressures on the atmosphere from pollution, inefficient use of resources, improper waste management, temperature change, degradation of ecosystems.



So Considering the Potential Effects of Climate Change and impact on society of pollution, it has become the Social responsibility of everyone to adopt ISO 14001 for the prevention of Pollution



What are the ISO 14001 requirements?

The requirements of ISO 14001 are given in standard form Clause# 4 to Clause#10 of ISO 14001:2015.

The summary of Key ISO 14001 requirements is given below 

  • Identification of Internal and External issues
  • Understanding of Needs and Expectation of Interested party 
  • Identification Environmental aspects and evaluation of its Impact
  • Risk Analysis 
  • Establishing the EMS policy and Objective and Monitoring the same.
  • Compliance to applicable Legal Requirements 
  • Considering the Life Cycle Perceptive 
  • Internal Audit
  • EMS performance Monitoring
  • Management Review Meeting


The Challenges to ISO 14001 Certification 

  • Understanding the requirements of ISO 14001 and maintain the Awareness of ISO 14001 requirements to each level 
  • Team Knowledge on ISO 14001 requirement
  • Identification of Applicable Legal requirement related to Environmental Management within the context of the organization
  • Waste Management
  • Maintain the Ecological Balance (Non-availability of Raw Material / Resources / Supplier)
  • Keep up to date on Frequent Changes/amendment in regulations and maintaining the Compliance up to date

Occupational Health & Safety Management System


ISO 45001 Standard The purpose OHSMS  standard is to control the Occupational Health and Safety (OH&S;) of its Employee, Worker, Customer, and Interested Party, through effective implementation of OH&S  and establishing the controls of OH&S; risk and improving the OH&S a performance within the organization. This includes the control of ill health, accident, incident, and compliance with applicable legal and regulatory requirements and other requirements to which the organization subscribes that relates to its OH&S; hazards. The OHSMS  standard has compatibility with other management system standard i.e ISO 14001, ISO 9001, etc, and many more. For more detailed information about OHSMS  standard and ISO 45001  Certification requirements, kindly go to link  ISO 45001Certification.


Food Safety Management System


ISO 22000 Standard The purpose of ISO 22000 standard is that the organization shall demonstrate its ability to control food safety hazards in order to ensure that food is safe at the time of human consumption. This FSMS Standard integrates the principle of HACCP and application steps developed by the Codex Alimentarius Commission. Identification of food safety hazards and its analysis is a key step to establishing the control of food safety within the food supply chain. The organization shall establish food safety controls by combining prerequisite programs (PRPs), HACCP Plan, operational prerequisite programs (OPRPs), through effective implementation of Food Safety Management System Standard requirements. This ISO 22000 – Food Safety Management System (FSMS) is compatible with ISO 9001 standard. For more detailed information about ISO 22000 standard and ISO 22000 Certification requirements, kindly go to link ISO 22000 Certification.


Integrated Management System

Integrated Management System As when the organization implements more than one management system standards combining together is known as an integrated management system. During the implementation of the Integrated Management System, the organization should integrate the requirements of two or more management systems in one single quality manual, relevant procedure and SOP’s etc, and have a single internal audit & management review meeting is treated as integrated management system implementation in the organization. In the current business practice, the common integration of management system are ISO 9001, ISO 14001 & ISO 45001 or ISO 14001 & ISO 45001 or ISO 9001 & ISO 22000 etc but it is not limited, the organization may opt any two or more management system for integrated implementation in the organization. For more details about the Integrated Management System Certification and benefits of Integrated Management System Certification, kindly go link IMS Certification.